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Throw-Together Short Ribs Recipe

Throw-Together Short Ribs Recipe

"This recipe takes no time to prepare and results in the most delicious, fall-off-the-bone short ribs," writes Lamya Asiff of Delburne, Alberta. "The longer you cook them, the better they get!" TIP: "Serve them on a bed of rice," Lamya suggests.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4-1/4 hours YIELD:4 servings


  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
  • 2 pounds beef short ribs
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water


  • 1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the first eight ingredients. Add the ribs, tomato and onion. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until meat is tender.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; gradually stir into cooking juices. Cover and cook on high for 15 minutes or until thickened. Yield: 4 servings.

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pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 252872
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2016

"Sauce was too sweet and very greasy"

keepinyouinstitches User ID: 2668277 239593
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2015

"Best flavor!"

Loiscooks User ID: 3656565 230799
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2015

"I made boneless beef short ribs using this recipe, and it was excellent. I did omit the seasoned salt, as I do not use monosodium glutamate. I will use this recipe again. Thanks for sharing."

Ashaline User ID: 1186991 141165
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2013


I am not sure if the stars will show up when I post, but they are not there for me to click on now for some reason. I give this 5 stars because it is so easy and so good. I usually cook it a little longer than it says. And I usually don't add the onion or tomato and it's great that way too. My family really likes this one!"

a1engraver User ID: 1588738 65080
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2011

"I don't make short ribs very often, but when I do, I will pull out this recipe. Unlike another review, there was lots of flavor. I did add a tablespoon of worchestershire sauce as suggested by someone. I also let it cook for about 8 hours on low. The meat just fell off the bone. Delicious over rice."

pamdevone User ID: 3875916 146163
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2010

"Supper yummy, I really liked the fact that this recipe used fresh tomatoes and onions versus ketchup to make the barbecue sauce. This is really my favorite way to make short ribs. The Worcestershire sauce also gave it great flavor. I may add a little more next time. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. It's truly an amazing dish."

AnnaRoseH User ID: 1058322 126625
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2010

"I've used pork ribs as well with this recipe, In this instance, I changed to chicken bouillon instead of beef. This is a really good recipe that isn't too tangy to handle."

kkyger User ID: 3583625 120540
Reviewed May. 13, 2010

"I have looked for years for a great short rib recipe. This one is by far the best. My husband loved them. The meat is so tender!"

carmineA User ID: 2646326 206659
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2008

"This recipe is not good, I should have known when it first of all said to cook on low for only 4-5 hours although meat did appear cooked (no red) it was not tender and the sauce had not flavor as well en when thickening with the corn starch as directed in was still just a thin tasteless sauce with chunks of tomato:("

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